All posts tagged: Comedy

Why is my wife dressed like Joey Ramone? When quitting is a decision.

  I don’t know about you, but I have never needed encouragement to think more or live in my head. “Dig in…analyze your every thought…value your own opinion more…focus on yourself…” all unnecessary statements. I never forget those. They come easy. I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to do these less. For awhile, I was succeeding somewhat. I was on my medicine, following through with commitments mostly, anxiety was at a low. It’s hard to discern whether living in my head is a cause or effect of the anxiety. (I don’t mean I could reason my way out from under the anxiety, i.e., mind over matter, I just know the two are linked somehow for me). People have different issues that go along with their anxiety I guess. Mine aren’t very interesting or unique…people-pleaser, overwhelmed easily, food issues, difficulty with communication and conflict, blah blah blahty blah. You’ve heard it all before. Anyway, this is a time when my issues came to a head, and I had to make a hard decision. —– …

Monday Menagerie #19

When there are so many brutal things going on the world (I mean, what is going on in this world?) my escape is comedy. Milton Berle said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” I couldn’t agree more. The only thing better than a true, uncontrollable laugh, is being the source of someone else’s true, uncontrollable laugh. Laughter uplifts us. It boosts our immune system. It heals. It is a pure form of joy. As a stand up comedian, I am most inspired by the women out there who are the source of laughter and joy for so many of us. Don’t get me wrong, funny is funny – and I can name countless male comics who make me laugh ‘til I cry. But the world of comedy is also predominantly male…and this isn’t ProjectMen.com. Monday Menagerie #19 is dedicated to comediennes I admire and are rocking the comedy world. Samantha Bee NPR discusses the State of the Union for women in comedy and reveals why Samantha Bee is one of my heroes…here. Samantha Bee will represent as a …